PIL alleges discrimination by parsi fire temple; HC seeks Centre's reply
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Friday sought the response of the Centre, police and AAP government on a PIL alleging that persons belonging to other races and religions were being discriminated against as they were being denied entry into the Parsi Fire Temple near Delhi Gate here.
A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V K Rao issued notice to the Ministry of Home Affairs, Delhi Police, Delhi government and the Parsi Anjuman, which looks after the temple, and sought their stand on the plea by April 11.
The petition, filed by advocate Sanjjiiv Kkumaar, has alleged that the fire temple located near Delhi Gate Metro Station was "practising a system of apartheid, untouchability and communalism by not allowing Hindu, Muslim, Sikhs etc to enter the sanctum sanctorum of Fire Temple".
According to Kkumaar's plea, he came to know of the bar on entry into fire temple on people from other religions when he was denied entry there.